from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. On or toward the side to which the wind is blowing.
- n. The lee side or quarter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.
- adv. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the quarter toward which the wind blows; being in the direction of the wind: opposed to windward: as, a leeward course.
- n. The point or direction opposite to that from which the wind blows: as, to fall to leeward.
- Toward the lee, or that part toward which the wind blows: opposed to windward.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the direction in which the wind is blowing
- adv. toward the wind
- adj. on the side away from the wind
- n. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
lee (“side away from the wind”) + -ward (“direction”) (Wiktionary)